Extrication Drill

Drill Night: Auto Extrication

Last night the members of Co1 drilled on auto extrication. Different evolutions were practiced from the newest techniques to going over old school techniques like lifting the dash with the spreaders, chains and creating a highpoint. As the sole Rescue Company in the Township, the members of Company 1 constantly train to stay sharp in these skills.

Drill Night: Air Chisels

For this week’s drill Co1 Firefighters practiced their skills with the air chisels. These are pneumatically powered chisels that can quickly cut through metal. These are not typically used on extrications but can be very useful to quickly cut through most metal parts found in vehicles. Along with working with the air chisels, our new members also learned how to use the slid hammer, or the “Bam-Bam-Tool” as we call it. This is an old school manually operated extrication tool that with the right operator is still useful today. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730 or emails us at info@mfdco1.org Images may not be used by any media outlet without prior permission from Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1.

Drill Night: Airbags

For this week’s drill Co1 firefighters practiced their skills with our high-pressure airbags. These are typically used to lift an object when used in conjunction with cribbing. Our task for the drill was to safely lift a shipping container from both ends, and then secure it with cribbing. This is an important skillset that requires coordination between different teams while using equipment that we do not get use that frequently. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730 or emails us at info@mfdco1.org Images may not be used by any media outlet without prior permission from Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1.

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